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Our full-time Sociology faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and writers with diverse interests and areas of expertise.

Dr. Jennifer Arney

Dr. Stephen Cherry

Dr. Amy Lucas

Dr. Mike McMullen


For additional information about Sociology Program faculty and courses, please contact:

Dr. Mike McMullen, Professor of Sociology and Program Director  (281) 283-3435


 HSH Advising
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Human Sciences & Humanities
Academic Advising Office
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098

Program Overview  

Are you curious about social problems? Do you have ideas on how to improve society? Are you interested in social policies and their effects? If so, Sociology may be for you. A Sociology degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in areas of business and industry, government, community and social services, the legal system, education, and Research. Our majors work in nonprofit organizations, government, marketing, urban planning, and human resources. They also work with at-risk youth, senior citizens, and people struggling with substance abuse. Our faculty have areas of specialization in family sociology, medical sociology, immigration, religion, race and ethnic relations, social inequality, complex organizations and nonprofit organizations, and conflict resolution.

Undergraduate Program (Bachelor of Science)

The undergraduate program in Sociology offers a broad spectrum of courses that will prepare you to pursue a variety of career paths. Sociology students are encouraged to structure their plans of study to reflect concentrations within the discipline:

CriminologyFamily SociologyLegal StudiesWomen’s Studies
DiversityHealth and MedicineUrban StudiesWork and Occupations

Graduate Program (Master of Arts)

The graduate program in Sociology features small classes that allow for close interaction with excellent faculty committed to teaching and advising students. As part of your advanced study, you will participate in a graduate internship either by completing a 500-hour internship at an agency or association or by teaching in a community college. Sociology students are encouraged to structure their plans of study to reflect concentrations within the discipline:

DiversityHealth and MedicineWork and Occupations
Family SociologyUrban Studies

 Career Opportunities

Your sociology degree will prepare you for hundreds of fulfilling careers in all sectors of the economy. Studying sociology will offer you solid training and insights that employers are seeking, including:

  • understanding of research methodology
  • written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to manage and coordinate projects
  • statistical and qualitative analytical skills
  • ability to notice trends in behaviors
  • understanding of group behaviors

Maybe you'd like to major in sociology, combine it with a pre-law program, add sociology as a second major, or maybe just take some classes—whichever path you choose, you can be sure that sociology opens the way for a lifetime of fulfilling careers. And, importantly, in today's flexible labor markets, where people shift careers frequently, sociology always retains its relevancy.


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